garment construction rock the frock

rock the frock- 1870s

era: late 1870s/early 1880s

material: silk damask and silk brocade

found: March 2000

 

Well this certainly ticks the most well know features of the era: ruffles? Tick, contrast of colour? Tick. The ruffles are wider than regularly seen but appear to be making best use of the brocade which seems to be woven as a border.